Previews

Games Review: The Crew 2 (PS4, 2018) is a fun ride, but fails to transform the genre into anything new

July 9, 2018

The Crew 2 immediately presents itself as a different kind of racer, drawing on its arcade-like mechanics of the past, while infusing they with new mechanics encouraging transformation and an even bigger variety of vehicles to choose from, across the land, sea and sky. Seems like an improvement right? Well, not exactly. While The Crew […]

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I Nearly Shed a Tear While Playing The Spyro Reignited Trilogy

July 1, 2018

Growing up, I played the Spyro and Crash trilogies annually. It was a family tradition that had long fallen by the wayside in the wake of jobs, university studies and adult responsibilities. When the Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy was released, the tradition was revived, and many great hours were spent pouring over the remarkable and […]

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Games Review: Lego The Incredibles (PS4, 2018): Saving the world one brick at a time

June 25, 2018

With the world of LEGO dominating the video game market with numerous adaptations of beloved properties, a venture based on The Incredibles films seems like a natural fit.  With The Incredibles 2 out in cinemas, you may think that LEGO’s “cash grab” tactics may be at play here. Well, you would be terribly mistaken. LEGO […]

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Games Review: Onrush (PS4, 2018): Who said arcade racers were dead?

June 15, 2018

Onrush immediately throws itself onto you as a weird, quirky and sometimes downright crazy experience. However, it’s an experience which I haven’t come across in a while, and to my surprise, it’s some of the most fun I’ve had in a racing title in recent memory. Developers Evolution Studios of Driveclub and Motorstorm fame have […]

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Games Review: Dark Souls Remastered (PS4, 2018): If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

May 31, 2018

The classic game that started it all has returned, this time to the next generation of consoles. It’s hard to define just what makes the Dark Souls series so damn good, but upon playing the original 7 years after it’s 2011 release, I couldn’t think of a better way to return to one of the […]

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Games Preview: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Beta (PC, 2018): Back to Warcraft

May 25, 2018

I’m going to assert something here in the intro par, something that I cannot prove but that I have suspected for a while. I think Blizzard is working on, at the very least, a Warcraft 3 remaster and I think Battle for Azeroth is the latest in a series of significant hints that the series’ […]

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Games Review: Conan Exiles (PS4, 2018): A flawed yet engaging survival experience

May 17, 2018

Let me tell you a story of a man destined for greatness. A barbarian, brutally carving his way through a desolate and dangerous land, where only the strongest will survive. These were the days of high adventure! However, I’m not sure where Conan Exiles fits into this mould. Bringing many elements to the table, it’s […]

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Games Preview: State of Decay 2 (Xbox One/PC, 2018): Survival of the fittest

May 1, 2018

“When we announced State of Decay 2 last year, we were prepared for cries of ‘Do we really need another zombie game?’” says Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain during his short intro to our little group of games journos at Soultrap Bar in Surry Hills. “Our answer was yes.” It’s the kind of emphatic ‘yes’ I’ve […]

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The Art of War: A Brief, Personal History of Santa Monica Studios and God of War

April 16, 2018

I’ve been thinking about God of War a lot lately. Over the course of this piece, I wanted to discuss the memories I had from the very beginning of the God of War video game series, while briefly touching on the history of their releases, the change of directors and the profitable growth of the […]

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Games Review: Extinction (PS4, 2018): A Giant Disappointment

April 11, 2018

Extinction offers up an interesting premise that I was personally drawn to. Being a fan of The Shadow of the Colossus, which this game seems to borrow elements from, it seemed like a no-brainer. What we get however, is an underdeveloped pot of mediocrity that pulls off a few neat tricks, while ultimately crumbling under […]

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